Royal Mail’s UK Postcode Address File – Businesses

This instant download contains all circa. 1,349,098 business records, extracted from the 32m addresses found on Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File (PAF) and includes postcode level grid references  for the business addresses / delivery points.  That’s every business address, postcode & postcode grid reference within the UK.   Addresses within the file are updated quarterly to ensure they remain current, and our clients receive an inclusive complete refresh every three months as part of the service, for no additional fee.


The Royal Mail’s 1,349,098 Business Postcode Address File (PAF), is often used to capture, create and or maintain & clean in-house address lists.  This includes WEB registrations, forms and customer databases to reduce the number of returned or undelivered items from mailing programs.  Obviously, there are many more applications that you can use the PAF data for, including mailing, planning, leaflet distribution, logistics, navigation to name just a few!  This PAF download is the only official address database, and is provided by Royal Mail.   It is without any doubt the definitive, most up-to-date, and comprehensive address database available.

  • Clean business addresses
  • Cheaper source as a mailing file
  • Reduce postage costs through bulk mailing (e.g. Mailsort)
  • Reduce the amount of undelivered mail
  • Preservation of brand image through correct addressing
  • Improved accuracy of customer and prospect analysis
  • Postcode grid referencing


To make the Royal Mail’s 1,349,098 Business addresses more accessible, we have divided the PAF universe into two more manageable Comma Separated Variable (CSV) files: (1) 679,738 addresses within the AB-DA postcode area range, (2) 669,360 addresses within the DD-KY postcode area range, You’ll initially receive one compressed file (ZIP) which will decompress into the split file.  If you require the data supplied in another format then we will be more than happy to try and accommodate you at no extra cost.

Data fields present within the product file:

  • UDPRN (Royal Mail Unique Reference Number)
  • Organisation Name (blank if residential address)
  • Department Name (blank if residential address)
  • PO Box (if applicable)
  • Building / House Name (if applicable)
  • Sub Building Name (if applicable)
  • Building Number
  • Thoroughfare
  • Street / Road Name
  • Double Dependent Locality
  • Dependent Locality
  • Post Town
  • Postcode
  • Postcode Type
  • DPS
  • SU Organisation Flag
  • Postcode’s X Coordinate
  • Postcode’s Y Coordinate
  • Postcode’s Longitude
  • Postcode’s Latitude


Royal Mail’s UK Postcode Address File contains approximately 32 million delivery points / addresses; that’s every known delivery point / address in the UK.   This download excludes any record that does not feature a Business Name in the Business Name field; reducing the size of the PAF universe from 32 million mixed business & residential addresses to just over 1.3 million business only addresses.  

It is worth pointing out that this business only file excludes Royal Mail’s Multiple Residence file (MRES) and their Not Yet Built file (NYB) products.  MRES and NYB files may contain a few additional addresses that are “hidden” behind delivery points / addresses on the 32m address file.   To explain, Royal Mail’s PAF universe contains a list of all 32m delivery points in the UK – a delivery point being where the Post Man/Lady drops off mail.  A example being a shared business complex that has one shared delivery point, such as a reception area for post.  The MRES file contains the residencies and business locations that are behind / beyond that single delivery point.  At the time of writing the MRES file contains 143 business address records and 727,000 residential records. 


Downloads are supplied as licensed products, allowing unlimited reuse of the file content for 12 months.    You may cancel the licence at any time without penalty.  The licence fee you pay covers the considerable effort taken to compile, and update the product, including our manual correction and verification, updates, and finally, verification against the latest Royal Mail and if applicable Ordnance Survey databases. On or before the 11th month, we will write to you, offering to extend the licence for a further 12 months or to let it expire.


As part of the fee paid, we will automatically send you a full product file refresher every 3 months for no additional fee.  This will ensure the postcodes and associated content remains current.


We have developed internal quality processes to help ensure the data you purchase is fit for purpose.  If you are for some reason not satisfied with the data or our work, we offer a no quibble refund in exchange for your feedback.

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Instant Download: A link to the data, is emailed upon payment.  We will also email a link to the updated version of this file every three months (included in the fee you pay).

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